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Author Topic: The Name of the Rose  (Read 508 times)
Prof. Cecily
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« on: February 22, 2016, 10:47:19 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
One of the members of Steampunk Madrid has published a collection of short stories revolving on life on a planet discovered and colonised in a steampunk inspired 19th century and tragically cut off contact with Earth by the collapse of the connecting Portal between the two planets.
http://www.mundosteampunk.net/2015/12/faraway-de-janacek-jadehierro.html

Anyway, the author has set a competition to the online community to furbish Lejana with flora and fauna.
http://www.mundosteampunk.net/2015/12/faraway-de-janacek-jadehierro.html

I didn't think of entering the competition, though I've greatly enjoyed reading the entries.

Steampunk Madrid also does a number of literary games, one involving a writing a short story (500 words) which requires using all the set phrases chosen beforehand by the players.
The results are published in our blog
http://steampunkmadrid.blogspot.com.es/

I use this game to write of the adventures of the young Cecily Cogsworth nee Teck, in the form of letters discovered in the archives of the Schwanschertz-Teck family, letters from the young Cecily to her aunt, the baroness Alexandra Schwanschertz-Teck.

In this last edition, I decided to incorporate into my story the planet Lejana and the planting, in a garden in Simla, of some curious rose-like stocks brought to the young Cecily by her first husband (decd.) from his visit to that colony just before the Portal collapsed.

So.
The 'rose' needs a naming.
In Spanish, it's called La Rosa del Crep├║sculo, or Twilight Rose.

It is, of course not a rose as we know it, but has certain similarities to its earthly cousin: thorny long growing stems and sweet-smelling charming flowers.
There the similarities end, due to the Twilight Rose's curious feeding habits.

Since the Twilight Rose is an entirely new species obviously I need a proper botanical name for it.
Something like pseudo rosa /usurper/Lionel Fitzburton (the name of Cecily's husband (decd.) and discoverer of the Twilight Rose)

I'd be most grateful for any help with the invention of a proper latin name for the Twilight Rose.


I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily

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Banfili
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 05:26:05 am »

Speaking of 'The Name of the Rose', vale Umberto Eco.
Also, Harper Lee.
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Prof. Cecily
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Spain Spain



« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 08:47:14 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Yes, indeed.
I learned of these authors' deaths just after finishing my story.

Still hoping for help with the proper botanical name for the Twilight Rose.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 09:58:00 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
I'm still hoping for help- the deadline for the competition is Saturday.
I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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Colonel Hawthorne
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 08:20:22 am »

My dear Professor,

Rosa Crepuscularis Fitzburtonii.  Just trips off the tongue, doesn't it?

Best,

Hawthorne
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Whatever did we do before retro-futurism?
Prof. Cecily
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Spain Spain



« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 09:12:36 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you so much, Colonel. I greatly appreciate your help! Now to send in my entry.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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